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Old 07-30-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Is adding melted Hershey kisses to my secondary a bad idea? How much should I add and any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 07-30-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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I would avoid it. What are you looking to do by adding them?

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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Gain some chocolate flavor? It isn't as dominating as I thought it would be

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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I wouldnt, hersheys chocolate contains parafin wax. use cocoa powder or nibs instead

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #5
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My preference is cocoa powder, I try to stay away from finished chocolates mostly due to the parafin.

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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Awesome thanks. Any other ideas?

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Old 07-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #7
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I'd suggest cocoa nibs as well.

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Old 07-30-2012, 08:24 PM   #8
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Is adding melted Hershey kisses to my secondary a bad idea? How much should I add and any suggestions would be appreciated.
YES! If you are so inclined to add chocolate to beer, why on earth would you use the BMC of chocolate?

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Old 07-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #9
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Also, actual chocolate contains lipids/fats that will discourage CO2 from dissolving into your beer, making it hard to hold carbonation and pretty much eliminating any chance for head in the final product.

Use chocolate malt or real cocoa, like the others suggested, if you want chocolate flavor in your beer.

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:23 AM   #10
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How much cocoa powder for a 5 gallon batch?

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